Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy


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Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.


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  • Director Gary Ross
  • William H. Macy as George Parker
  • Joan Allen as Betty Parker
  • George & Betty
  • Reese Witherspoon as Jennifer/Mary Sue
  • Tobey Maguire as David/Bud

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14 November 1998 | Tetsel
Positively Wonderful
Pleasantville should be nominated for Best Director and Best Cinematography, and perhaps Best Supporting Actor for William H. Macy. Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels and Tobey Maguire are also excellent, and the idea is brilliant. In other words, this film is one of the best of the year. It is fun for the eyes and filled with wonderful allusions to great books and other films, not to mention some similar events in our country's past. If you will let yourself go from reality and put a little thought into it, you will realize the sheer genius behind this film. The messages were plenty and appropriate, and while it is extremely fun to watch, it still is able to evoke deeper emotions. Fantastic, and my vote for second best film of the year behind Saving Private Ryan.

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,855,063 25 October 1998

Gross USA:

$40,584,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,805,462

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